New Affiliation with Columbia

A new agreement with Columbia University gives Colby students another opportunity to earn a dual degree in engineering.

Mackenzie Receives Fulbright

G. Calvin Mackenzie (government) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi, Vietnam, this spring, and to assist major Vietnamese universities in developing American studies programs.

Research To Be Presented in Ethiopia, in Amharic

Senior environmental policy majors researched issues in Ethiopia this fall and, with help from Professor Travis Reynolds and Abebu Kassie '14, who is from Ethiopia, their findings will be presented in Ethiopia in the local language.

Students Present Semester Research

In this last week of classes, students from various disciplines will present semester-long research projects on topics ranging from marginalized groups in Brazil and central Africa to water quality in the Belgrade Lakes.

Jewish Scholars on New Testament

An essay by David Freidenreich (Jewish studies) appears in The Jewish Annotated New Testament, which the New York Times recently called "an unusual scholarly experiment: an edition of the Christian holy book edited entirely by Jews."

Neuroscience Students to Blog from National Meeting

Four Colby students have been selected to blog from this year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C. Theirs is the only undergraduate student blog among the 10 chosen.

Fleming Wins Book Awards

Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) recently won best-book prizes in two different disciplines for his book Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control.

Speakers Seek Equality Through Education

An Oct. 31 panel discussion brought education reformers Bill Ayers, Bonisile Ntlemeza, and Allison Rouse to Colby to discuss combating inequality and oppression by way of innovative teaching strategies.

A Homecoming State of the College

President Adams told parents and alumni, "There is nothing like the intensity of the experience we provide here ... nothing like the comprehensiveness ... nothing like it in terms of demonstrable outcomes." (Audio online.)

Lovejoy Recipient Reports from Volatile Areas

This year's Lovejoy recipient, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, has recently reported on violent protests in Egypt and the historic Saudi Arabian elections. She will be honored and speak at Colby Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m.

Conference Explores Link Between Chemicals and Obesity

Research suggesting chemicals may play a role in obesity is the topic of a daylong conference cosponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Goldfarb Center Friday, Oct. 14. Read more in the Portland Press Herald story.

Wildlife Scientist on the Future of Conservation

World Wildlife Fund's Eric Dinerstein, one of the world's visionaries in conservation, gave students cause for alarm and reasons for hope regarding looming environmental challenges.

Leonard and Shettleworth to Appear on C-SPAN

Professor Elizabeth Leonard (history) and Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth '70 will appear on a live C-SPAN broadcast of The Contenders Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. The focus is James Blaine, a Maine senator who was the Republican nominee in 1884. Online video at http://thecontenders.c-span.org/Contender/3/James-G-Blaine.aspx

Bible Scholar Elaine Pagels Gives Inaugural Lecture

Renowned Bible scholar Elaine Pagels took her audience through the Book of Revelation in an animated and illustrated talk Sept. 14—the inaugural Compagna-Sennett Religious Studies Lecture.

Colby Leads in Teach For America

For the second year Colby has made the list of top contributors to Teach For America. Colby ties at eighth among small colleges and universities, with 15 members of the Class of 2011 in the program.

Record Participation in Summer Retreat

A record number of students and faculty from 20 academic departments converged to present and learn about research conducted at Colby at the 4th annual Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat (CUSRR) July 21-22 in The Forks, Maine.

Corrado on Campaign Cash

When journalists aim to make sense of presidential campaign fundraising, many look to Anthony Corrado (government), a national expert on campaign finance. In recent days he's been featured on NPR and in USA Today, among other reports.

Fleming in UN Talks on Geoengineering

Professor Jim Fleming (science, technology, and society) is participating in the UN Environment Program's Convention on Biodiversity liaison group meeting on climate-related geoengineering, June 29-July 1 in London.

Colby On the Move

“This is a moment of tremendous opportunity,” President William D. Adams said June 4 at his annual State of the College address to alumni gathered for Reunion Weekend.